Schedule Options

Schedule Options

more options than most law schools

WMU-Cooley Law School offers some of the most flexible scheduling options of any law school in the nation.

Schedule Options

Traditional J.D. Program

Students attend law school full-time for almost three years (32 months), attending classes two terms per year and receiving one term off per year. Learn more about WMU-Cooley's Traditional Program here.

2-Year J.D. Accelerated J.D. Program (year-round)

Attend classes five days per week for two years (24 months). Learn more about WMU-Cooley's 2-Year Accelerated Program here.

3-Year Part-Time J.D. Program (year-round)

Attend law school part-time for three years (36 months). Learn more about WMU-Cooley's 3-Year Part-Time Program here.

4-Year Part-Time J.D. Program (year-round)

Attend law school part-time for four years (48 months). Learn more about WMU-Cooley's 4-Year Part-Time Program here.

5-Year Part-Time J.D. Program (year-round)

Attend law school part-time for five years (60 months). Learn more about WMU-Cooley's 5-Year Part-Time Program here.

Weekend Blended-Learning Program

On-campus classes are scheduled mornings and afternoons on Saturdays and Sundays, and last for 3 hours each. The live on-line learning sessions are offered during weeks 6, 8, 10, and 12 of each semester. Students can enroll in 6, 9 or 12 credits each semester and have the option to complete their entire legal education taking classes only on the weekend or a combination of weekend and evening classes (evening required courses are in-person only). Learn more about the Weekend Blended-Learning Program

LL.M. Program

Advance your J.D. degree with a Graduate LL.M. degree. Online and classroom options. Learn more about WMU-Cooley's LL.M. programs here.


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